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Milan E-commerce Guide: Visit Meet Magento Italy 2016

Italy is a great touristic destination with a plethora of antiquities and historical sites.

Wonderful climate and friendly people make it just perfect for any forums, including Meet Magento Italy 2016. And, if you visit Milan this year, you will certainly find the city truly wonderful and remarkable.

Meet Magento Italy 2016

Online purchases are greatly popular in Italy, and Magento does not stay away from this rising trend. Multiple merchants already successfully use or take an interest in the platform, especially in Lombardy, according to And, the local community is truly proactive organizing already the third edition of Meet Magento Italy this year.

Meet Magento Italy 2016

The conference will take place on March 3-4 in Milan. This year Michelangelo hotel gathers multiple domestic and foreign speakers in the center of Milan within two topical tracks: business and tech.

tipsMichelangelo Milan HotelMichelangelo Milan is the hotel of the Starhotels privately owned chain operating 24 luxury hotels located mostly in Italy and providing true Italian spirit, look and feel.

Venue Location

Meet Magento Italy is traditionally widely represented by local experts that is especially valuable since they have a vast experience of local and international sales.

Totally, Meet Magento Italy 2016 expects 450 attendees and 30+ talks on Magento and ecommerce in one place. Below is the full enumeration of currently announced presentation topics in order you could plan and schedule you staying at the conference.

Meet Magento Italy, MagentoLive France and Other Events in 2016

As always this year the Magento community provides its members with numerous opportunities for communication and networking.

Meet Magento Italy 2016

There is nothing better serving this purpose than different dedicated Magento and ecommerce events around the globe sharing our mutual views and aspirations. So, below we offer you some really noteworthy possibilities to meet friends and present your companies during some incredible local and international conferences devoted to Magento or ecommerce in general.

The season starts already in February with MagentoLive France, continues in March with Meet Magento Italy and goes further until the end of the year. This year you’ll be able to attend either commercial or developers meetings, find answers to burning questions and open new business horizons.

From Paris to Milan: Magento Live and Meet Magento Start the Season

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
– Leonardo da Vinci.

These words of the great engineer and inventor like nothing better display the urgency of an active position for any business. So, the new season of Magento events begins starting from two large conferences – Meet Magento Italy 2015 and Magento Live France 2015.

Starting from Italy, we can certainly say that it is really fabulous.


Officially, Italy is a unitary republic in Southern Europe and occupies more than 300 thousand square kilometers of the Italian peninsula and nearby islands.

Italy is the cradle of numerous civilizations eventually conquered by Rome, which has for centuries remained the main religious and political center of Western World.

The particular blossoming of the Italian culture and science falls on the Renaissance, when most of prominent artists, inventors, and scholars appeared, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Polo, Columbus, Vespucci, etc.

Quick Facts about Italy

  • Capital: Rome;
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC +1);
  • Population: 60,782,668 (2013);
  • Largest cities: Rome (2,863,322), Milan (1,324,169), Naples (989,111), Turin (902,137), Palermo (678,492), Genoa (596,958);
  • Currency: Euro (EUR);
  • Official Language: Italian;
  • Main Religion: Roman Catholicism – 81.2% (2010).


Milan, the city, where the conference will take place, is the second most populous city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. Established by Insubres, a Celtic tribe, it was later captured by Romans and through the following centuries Milan became the capital of the Italian commerce and banking.

Meet Magento Italy 2015 + MUC Mage Unconference 2015 Announcements

Meet Magento Italy 2015

Communications is at the heart of e-commerce and community.
– Meg Whitman, President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard

Magento pays much attention to its customers and the entire community. In their turn, true Magento enthusiasts and fans do their best to spread the word about the platform everywhere they feel it can be useful and positively received by online merchants, web agencies, developers, etc.

The Italian ecommerce market is one of those priority locations for Magento, which has a solid commercial background and developed culture of purchasing products online. These two reasons and the passion of Meet Magento made the first edition of Meet Magento Italy a great success and real breakthrough.

Thomas FleckThomas Fleck at Meet Magento Italy 2014: Italy is a very important market for Magento. We see the growth (of the market) in all areas. And when I come here and see the full room of people waiting for the latest news from Mageno, it proves me right that Italy is a very important market”. Image source:

Ecommerce in Italy
According to PayVision, the internet penetration in Italy assumed about 60%, while the country’s population is about 61 million people, among which about 13 million are online shoppers.

Italy is the most growing ecommerce market in Western Europe, which made more than 11 billion euros in 2013, according to Eropean B2C E-commerce Report 2014. This is the second position among the countries of South Europe, closely behind Spain. The share of Italy in the European b2c ecommerce market amounts 3.1%.

Mobile commerce is booming in Italy and increased by 37% to 694.4 million euros in terms of turnover in 2013, according Eropean B2C E-commerce Report 2014.

So, we have a strong reason to believe that Meet Magento Italy 2015 has all chances of success and is able to become a terrific local Magento event in Italy.

The conference incorporates two eventful days dedicated to new ecommerce trends, platform’s technical facilities, use case studies, etc. As usually, it will be a great chance for entrepreneurs to contact each other and international ecommerce experts, establish new business connections and get more useful knowledge.

Thomas Fleck Summarizes Meet Magento Italy 2014

Editor’s note: We have already noticed in our previous posts that Magento constantly enters new countries and cities. This time incredible Italy welcomed guests of the Meet Magento Italy 2014 Conference (June 3-4) and we asked Thomas Fleck – CEO at Netresearch App Factory AG – to share his impressions about the event.

You may find the summary of the event based on the conversation with Thomas below.

Thomas Fleck



Thomas Fleck is the initiator of the international event series Meet Magento. He is an entrepreneur, lawyer and idealist with over 15 years of experience in the eCommerce business and has been working with Magento from the very beginning.

It is always very exciting to hold a conference somewhere in a new country for the first time. The same happened in Italy, where Meet Magento landed a few days ago. But despite or, perhaps, thanks to this fact, the conference was really amazing, full of inspirational speeches and appreciative audience. A large part of this success belongs to Diego Semenzato and his team from Webformat.

Organizers took the best moment for the conference

The organizers took the best moment on the Italian market for the conference. The global e-commerce is booming worldwide, but you should keenly feel when the market is ready to take off and be there at the right time. All the sponsors and attendees noticed the timeliness of Meet Magento Italy 2014.

We were happy to have Kathleen, Bertrand, and Ben with us

I was greatly pleased to stay on the stage and talk about the advantages of the platform in my presentation “What makes Magento special”. And you know, it’s not so easy to distinguish the most important points of this seemingly simple issue. Anyway, I stopped at “Magento can make you successful and Magento can change your life”.

You may say it is too pathetic, but I had some good examples to prove it. You will be able to learn them in details as the recording of the conference is coming soon. Here are just few key points:

  • Market share;
  • Strategic open source;
  • For beginners and enterprises;
  • International / global;
  • Unparalleled community and ecosystem.

Milan with its open-minded people is a perfect place for this event

We were happy to have Kathleen, Bertrand, and Ben – the new Magento developer evangelist – with us at the conference. Direct contacts with Magento representatives are very important for merchants, developers and partners.

Meet Magento events are perfectly suitable to connect people, share knowledge and ideas, and find new friends. And finally, I should notice that the beautiful city of Milan with its open-minded people was a perfect place for this event.

We thank Thomas for his time and informative conversation and wish him good luck in China.

If you have something to add to this post, please share your thought and impressions in comments below.

Magento Events Enter New European Cities

Editor’s note: Every time I write about the next Magento event, it makes me travel overseas in my thoughts and imagine those amazing cities and places. Sometimes it is even more advantageous over physical presence, as you can totally concentrate on the history, architecture, and folklore of the place and have no distraction.

Meet Magento Italy 2014

Anna Akhmatova: Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.

Held in Milan, June 3-4 – the city of fashion, football, opera and reach antique history – Meet Magento Italy 2014 is, perhaps, the most thrilling Meet Magento conference. This year Italy takes its rightful place in the Meet Magento geography together with Germany, UK, Brazil, Russia, Spain and Netherlands.

The conference takes place in the Michelangelo hotel, which is a spectacular building around the corner from the Milano Centrale train station. It warmly welcomes attendees and offers special prices for them.

Board of Speakers
Meet Magento Italy 2014 is organized by Webformat – online solutions and service provider based in Milan.

The board of speakers includes Italian and international speakers, but seems to be oriented towards the domestic e-commerce market. Here are only several outstanding names, who will share  their expertise during the event:

Sebastiano Zanolli

Sebastiano Zanolli

Author and Motivation Speaker

Diego Semenzato

Diego Semenzato

CEO / Webformat

Federico Zambelli Hosmer

Federico Zambelli Hosmer

Head of Business Development / PayPal

Thomas Fleck

Thomas Fleck

Founder and CEO / Netresearch App Factory AG

Sylvain Raye

Sylvain Raye

Founder / Diglin GmbH

Ben Marks

Ben Marks

Magento Evangelist / eBay

Gianluca Diegoli

Gianluca Diegoli

Consultant /

Massimo Fubini

Massimo Fubini

Founder and CEO / ContactLab

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The conference is divided into two sections: business and technical. The business section addresses selling and marketing issues, while the technical one reveals useful tips for Magento extension, integration and optimization.